Glacier NP -4.At Last!

First of all I should say I am ashamed to have not posted for so long…My orchards, peaches, pistachios, etc. swallowed all my time and energy, not speaking that we had a very busy September what concerns guests at our B&B. But I still want to post the pictures of one of the most beautiful parks in USA. And yes, I know my pictures cover a part of the tags on the right. But I want to have them bigger, so that you can enjoy them more.

We were so lucky to see Glacier Park in sunshine. There are some lakes and “full body” rivers on one and the other side of the mountain chain:

The glaciers on tops are melting?? -therefore lots of streams and waterfalls:

The road to the top of the mountain chain through the pass is called A Road to the Sun! It is pretty narrow and really goes high:

Some visitors are afraid to drive it , so they buy excursions in a special bright colored bus.

WE wanted to wash our car under this shower in the middle of the road, but were on a different lane of the road.

In the upper picture the road is seen on the right – on a little shelf that they were fixing and mending.

Had a chance to step on snow and see a little snow arch – in the center.

Mountain goats were enjoying hiding on the snow…

This is almost the top of the pass. Both pictures – up and down. The road is seen on the upper picture – on the right.

And here is already immediately after the pass:

This happens to be a Northern slope – in the summer heat of 90F when we were – it is still a snow wall.

Leaving Glaciers…

Towards Glacier NP – 3.Through Montana North

Already in Montana once of a sudden we saw those mountain goats by the road.

Then we reached Missoula, a pretty big city nested in among green mountain slopes and searched for a place to sleep.

It took us a while – each area didn’t seem attractive until we found a bunch of motels and lodges by the University of Montana campus. Now the days are long and after settling for the night?? I usually like to walk around the area and get more in touch with it. There was a big river by the campus and kids were swimming on tubes down it. There were streams joining the river and one of them had a family 24h restaurant built right on one of those streams – you sit by the window and see the waters rushing. Pleasant.

In the morning we already left for the biggest adventure – the Glacier Park. The road to it is beautiful all the way. And it takes 3.5 h to get there. Here is a view of Mission Valley from the road:

We passed a town St. Ignatius, but didn’t stop there. But stopped to take some pictures of the Flathead Lake:

They write it was formed by glaciers. It is a big lake, lots of towns and resorts around it. A good place to cool off during this very hot summer most of the United States are experiencing.

(to be continued)